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Distribution and Operations Manager

The Seattle Times, the Pulitzer Prize-winning media company, is excited to announce a recent opening for a Distribution and Operations Manager in our Circulation department. Are you independent and well organized? Want to work out of your home or office? Then this is the position for you! This role is a telecommute position: local applicants in need of a flexible schedule are encouraged to apply.

This individual will be responsible for circulation and sales of The Seattle Times’ newspaper in a large geographical area through overview and upkeep of our dealerships in the Seattle Metropolitan area, and Dealers/Single Copy in the outlying areas. As a salaried representative of The Seattle Times, you will oversee the timely delivery of newspapers, Alternate Publications, and supplements to home-delivered subscribers. Additionally,  as the Distribution and Operations Manager, you will be responsible for sale and distribution of all single copy sales and third-party delivery operations for The Seattle Times and Alternate Publications.



  • Establish performance expectations for all dealers, partner publications, and independent contractors.
  • Independently manage sales and service at the dealership level. 
  • Ensure timely delivery of all products.
  • Prepare detailed weekly sales/operations report for the Circulation Manager.
  • Coordinate single copy promotions with the Single Copy department, dealers, and store owners/managers.



  • Experience: Management, customer service, sales, distribution experience preferred.  Previous newspaper experience a plus, but not required.
  • Education: High School diploma required, College degree preferred.
  • Proven ability to work productively with autonomy.
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational and motivational skills.
  • Ability to set priorities, goals, and make decisions without supervision.
  • Mediation and negotiation skills valuable.
  • Excel Spreadsheet and Word processing skills required.
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse community.
  • Ability to set and monitor expectations of independent dealers and contractors.
  • Must be willing to live in proximity of the assigned territory and work from a home office.


This position requires a valid driver’s license, personal car insurance, and a clean driving record, in addition to a personal vehicle suitable for transporting newspaper equipment (racks, supplies, etc.). Finally, this position requires a drug screen for controlled substances (including marijuana) on a post-offer basis.


Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, independent newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. As the largest newsroom in the Pacific Northwest, we serve the region with thoughtful journalism that makes a real difference in our community. And as a media solutions company, we combine cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 1.8 million. At The Seattle Times, you’ll find work that matters.


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